Antigua Villages Tour

Antigua Villages Tour

Antigua Villages Tour

From Q.470.00

6 Hour Tour

Start Time
9:00 A.M.

This tour will take us all over the Panchoy Valley around Antigua, our first stop is on the South side of the valley a small town called San Antonio Aguas Calientes. In San Antonio we visit a local and traditional textile museum and market where you can purchase local gifts, clothing, and textiles.  We then head to the first capital city of Guatemala which was Ciudad Vieja. We make a quick stop at the plaza and we can take some pictures at the entrance of the first cathedral built in Central America in the year 1534. Another 10 minutes ride down the road and we stop at a local Jade factory in San Pedro de las Huertas where we can see how the locals turn raw jade rocks into finished jewelry. Our next stop is in San Juan Del Obispo to visit a local artisanal chocolate factory in this town located on the foothills of the Agua Volcano. At the chocolate factory, Chocolateria Antigua, we are shown parts of the process of making the chocolate from cacao to the finished product. As we make our way back down to Antigua, we will cross the city and head over to El Hato located on the North side of the valley.  Once in El Hato we have the choice of going to Restaurante El Tambor for some delicious local cuisine overlooking the valley and volcanoes or we can visit another great place called ¨Earth Lodge¨ a unique avocado plantation eco-lodge hidden on the mountainside located 300 meters from the vehicle parking lot. Regardless of your decision, after enjoying some food and drinks and resting on the hammocks we will make the small hike back up to the ATVs and head down to our final stop of this adventure which is the ¨El Cerro de la Cruz¨ or the Cross. This is one of Antigua´s most famous landmarks and attraction in the city where you can get a birds-eye-view of Antigua, a front row view of the Agua Volcano and admire the colonial Spanish style architecture of the city below. 

Price per person
since Q450.00
Duration
5 1/2 Hrs.
Itinerary
Schedule Activity
09:00 a.m. Paperwork, payments, delivery of vehicle
09:15 a.m. Leave Hotel/Agency head to San Antonio Aguas Calientes
09:45 a.m. Arrive at the plaza of San Antonio Aguas Calientes and go to the local museum
10:15 a.m. Leave San Antonio Aguas Calientes and go to Ciudad Vieja
10:45 a.m. Arrive at Ciudad Vieja
11:00 a.m. Leave Ciudad Vieja and go to San Juan del Obispo
11:15 p.m. Arrive at Jade fabric
12:00 p.m. Leave Jade fabric and head to Chocolateria Antigua in San Juan del Obispo
1:00 p.m. Arrive at Chocolateria Antigua
02:45 p.m. Leave Chocolateria Antigua and go to El Hato
03:00 p.m. Arrive at El Hato for lunch
03:15 p.m. Leave Cerro de la Cruz back to the office
03:30 p.m. End of Tour